The relationship between cohabitation and social living has always been a challenge as far as urban design and living scenarios were concerned.  There are many parameters that affect the relationship between public and private spaces and the way they interact with each other and,consequently affect social living. We tried according to ‘’the bottom  up design’’ and considering the parameter of time ,to examine forms of the relationship that public and private spaces could take and give out some living synecdoches and living modules as well, as the way that our modules  are spread and interact with each other and with other existing buildings and facilities  in the examined area E in the landscape given. Taking in account the proposal of the winning team in the midterm presentation , as far as the relationship between  public and private spaces were  concerned, we tried to embrace their basic principles and adapt them in our design.Therefore, we created new types of modules and  new types of relationship between them, so that we can meet  the winners’ expectations during the expansion of the modules in the area.


Module design principals


-organization of the module according to a basic axe

-enclosed type of building with strict top view, but with different optical qualities in the other views

- conservation of the unit with two batteries of uses: residential use in the outer battery and commercial uses-entertainment in the inner battery.

-creation of a new unit with only residential use that expands throughout the landscape in a chain form

-integration of “green” element and creation of public spaces on rooftops



Basic goals for master plan design


-Sense of continuity and cooperation between public and private spaces, harmonious


-Sense of uninterrupted movement throughout the landscape

with guidance by  the basic axes and alignments.


Master plan design principals


-Localization of the basic cores of uses with the existing buildings and

facilities –> tried to cross them all with only one basic route

- The organization of the master plan was made according  to :


1)the  basic axe-route that joins the urban front and the waterfront crossing the cores

(the commercial pedestrian road and road for cars in the middle of the area). This basic axe functions as a

backbone for the area and in either side of it, and according to it ,neighborhoods , public spaces and existing

buildings are organized


2)Routes and pedestrian roads were designed in order to achieve a variety of moving options around the landscape

and crossing the cores of public uses and neighborhoods


3) The partially enclosed neighborhoods, created by the chain form expansion of the new module , create open communal

space (squares) for social interaction and activities. The bigger modules of mixed uses of residence and commercial uses

are placed along  the basic route pointing it out


-Ground floor in bigger 2 -battery modules of mixed uses is public , whereas ground floor in smaller module of

resident uses is sometimes semipublic  and sometimes private addressed only for the residents of the specific block


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